He was born on the 1st of January 1906. He wrote eight works between 1947 and
1989, the journalist and novelist Maurice Chapelan is a very discreet person. He
is known mainly for his very powerful quotations, and, during many years, he got
a wide range of subjects. He is the only writer who published an anthology of
personal diaries, that hasn't gained a great success among the audiences, so he
abandoned the idea of publishing a second one. In 1977 he signed "Rien n'est
jamais fini", an autobiographical work about his life in the '30s, between
humour and libertinage.